British vs American English: vocabulary, tense and preference

Have you ever heard this old saying that Britain and America are ‘two nations divided by a common language’? They are, really. The main challenge for non-native speakers is the struggle to ‘balance’ both, while examiners advise students to stick to either in exams. Quite complicated you’d say. Let’s look at the basic differences in British and American English and decide if they are so different. The differences in vocabulary of British and American English are apparently the most noticeable. Both have a lot of words that are different in…

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